Modelling the Transition to 100% Renewable Electricity Generation in Australia in Compliance with Carbon Budgets

Bahareh Sara Howard

UNSW Australia

Bahareh Sara is a final year PhD candidate at the Sustainability Assessment Program, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wale (UNSW) Australia. Her research aims to contribute to the gap surrounding carbon footprint of whole sector rapid transitions and subsequent implications on various carbon budgets and targets. Through her research, a discrete numerical model has been developed for rapid approximations to the transitioning of the electricity sector through to 100% renewable sources with a main driver being the calculation of carbon emissions where renewable breeding has been found to have a compounding effect.


The ultimate objective of multiple international accords and agreements on climate change has been to curb negative anthropogenic activities to limit or to prevent its most devastating impacts on our planet. To test the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Bahareh Sara Howard (UNSW Australia)
  2. Nicholas Hamilton (UNSW Australia)
  3. Thomas Wiedmann (UNSW Australia)
  4. Mark Diesendorf (UNSW Australia)

Topic Area

• Sustainable energy systems


TS-18 » Sustainable energy systems 1 (13:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room I)

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